Ahab

Ahab the son of Omri was wicked to the highest degree
In Israel’s chronicles there was none as bad
He was sold out to evil and sinned with unconcealed glee

His father became king after a deadly civil war
Ahab inherited the throne and proceeded to make infamy his own
His iniquity made Jeroboam’s apostasy seem like equity

Ahab’s original error that birthed future spiritual terror
Was to marry Jezebel the daughter of a proud pagan priest
He wanted to make his kingdom secure by marrying from next door
Jezebel’s people-Sidonians would be allies in war and peacetime
It made political sense but had the God of Israel incensed
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Jeroboam And Disciples

 

The House of David’s pain and loss was Jeroboam’s gain
The ten tribes that rebelled against rude Rehoboam
Now formed the Northern kingdom ruled by Jeroboam

God in great mercy had raised a commoner from the dust
From working at Solomon’s construction sites
To sitting on his throne where gold was as common as rust

After the partition Rehoboam still ruled over Judah and Jerusalem
Citizens of Jeroboam’s kingdom must still worship at Rehoboam’s
Offering sacrifice of consecrated animal while praying with their orifice
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